Bournemouth University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Cyber Security Management

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Course summary

Are you interested in understanding and contributing to addressing the evolving security threats posed by cybercriminals, malware, and large-scale cyber-attacks? The rate and prevalence of such threats mean cybersecurity professionals are in high demand. Why study BSc (Hons) Cyber Security Management at BU?

  • Explore the evolving threat landscape and gain applied skills in building and managing secure systems
  • Learn the fundamental concepts of psychology, business, law, and management that relate to cyber security in technology
  • Become a strategic thinker and be a step ahead of the hackers – understanding the threats and implementing the solutions to combat them
  • Gain valuable work experience on your placement if you choose to take one
  • You’ll be qualified to work in the security and/or forensic industry in roles such as police forensics investigator, forensics consultant, security advisor, information security analyst or cyber security analyst.
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  • You’ll be career-ready with 89% of our graduates in employment after 15 months (source DiscoverUni 2021).

Course details

Modules

First year core units include; Principles of Programming, Computer Fundamentals, Data and Databases, Networks and Cyber Security and Application of Programming Principles.


How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 4

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

AccessBU: AccessBU provides you with the opportunity to tell us about your circumstances that are not always evident in your UCAS application. This widening access initiative also considers relevant criteria such as being in care or if you live in an area with a low participation rate in Higher Education - if you are eligible, your offer could be up to 16 UCAS tariff points below the published tariff. Apprenticeships: We recognise the transferable knowledge and skills gained through apprenticeships and welcome applications from students with a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship recognised by the Institute for Apprenticeships. Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Deferred entry: We are happy to consider eligible applicants for deferred entry. If you have already submitted your application, please submit your deferral request through our website. Direct entry: We welcome applications from students who have previously studied at degree level at other institutions and wish to transfer onto a BU course. Our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) procedure enables credit awarded from one institution to contribute to a BU award, subject to an application process. Please visit our RPL webpage for more information. Mature applicants: We recognise that mature applicants may have a wealth of experience rather than formal qualifications, so we’ll consider your application on these merits if included in your application. You’ll need to apply to BU in the usual way through UCAS and you may be invited to an interview to discuss your suitability for the course based on the experience you tell us about in your application.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading.

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
64%
Student satisfaction
78%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
89%
Go onto work and study

The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16500 Year 1
International £16500 Year 1

Additional fee information

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. Fees during your placement year (if applicable): £1,850. Visit Bournemouth University's website for full details.

Provider information

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Bournemouth University
Talbot Campus
Fern Barrow
Poole
BH12 5BB


Clearing contact details

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Future Students Enquiry Team

+44 (0)1202 966777

Course Clearing information

Additional information

Clearing lines are open Monday - Thursday, 9am - 5pm and Fridays, 9am - 4.30pm until Thursday 18 August when the following times will apply: Thursday 18 August: 8am - 8pm | Friday 19 August: 8am - 6pm | Saturday 20 August: 10am - 3pm | Sunday 21 August: 10am - 3pm | From Monday 22 August, standard opening times will apply.


Course contact details

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Cyber Security Management at Bournemouth University - UCAS